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Have an event you would like to share? Please add them to YumaCalendar.org (a free community calendar) and also send an email to calendar@visityuma.com with the date, time, description, cost and where our visitors can call to get more information. We'll add events of general interest to this listing, the printer-friendly and handout versions at the Yuma Visitors Information Center, and to our free email newsletter!

Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the TicketSage page.

Heritage Festivals events are under the direction of Perlita Wicks - call 928-373-5028 (office) 928-581-4501 (cell) or email perla.wicks@yumaaz.gov for more information

 


2016

YUMA EVENTS


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Yuma Visitors Bureau Tours


Field to Feast - January 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28; February 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 23, 24

Behind the Big Guns - December 9 (2015); January 12; February 2, 23; March 8 SOLD OUT!

YPG: At Ease - December 16 (2015); January 26; March 2 SOLD OUT!

Savor Yuma - December 8 (2015); January 5, 19; February 9, 16; March 3, 22; April 7

Date Night - November 13 (2015); January 22; February 12; March 11 SOLD OUT!

 

 

On Going Events  


 

Sunday - Sunrise Farmers Market

Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. You'll feel good about being part of something bigger.  Doors open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

 

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday -  Historic Park Guided Tour

Quartermaster Depot

Regularly scheduled guided tours of the park are offered four times a week.  Tour times are Mondays at 2 p.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Thursdays at 2 p.m.  Each tour lasts approximately one hour and covers the history of the Yuma Depot, the Bureau of Reclamation, and Yuma’s ties to the Colorado River. 

 

Tuesday – Crossroads Mission Market

Historic Downtown Yuma (Main Street)

Fresh fruit and veggies from local vendors.  Come browse our booths from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday – Main Street Show & Shine

Historic Downtown Yuma (Main Street)

Local car aficionados will appreciate an afternoon of viewing classic cars on display.  For more information call 928-782-0499

 

Tuesday - Friday – Wine Tasting

Old Town Wine Cellar

Weekly wine tastings at the Old Town Wine Cellar feature an ever changing sampling of 6 wines that are in stock and can be purchased on site.  Open to the public from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Tuesday through Friday.  

 

Tuesday - Saturday – Ghost Town Exhibit Tours

Sanguinetti House Museum

Museum tours featuring the new Ghost Town exhibit are offered every half hour Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Tours are included with $5 admission fee to museum.

 

Friday – Friday Night Dances

Westwind RV & Golf Resort

Friday night dances are back!  Great bands provide the tunes, so get those dancing shoes spit shined and lubricate those old knees.  We’re going to have a ball!  If you want to reserve a seat at a table please purchase tickets as soon as they become available, they sell out fast!

 

 

February 2016


 

February 9 – World Adventure Film Series

Yuma Civic Center

A presentation by the filmmaker Robin D. Williams:  Biblical Treasures of Tukey.  His filmic tour includes visits to the Roman World of St. Paul, St. John and the Byzantine Empire of the Greek Patriarchs.  The film will surprise you at every turn, there’s Constantinople, Haghia Sophia, The Golden Horn, Tarsus, Antioch, Perge and Mt. Ararat, the biblical site of Noah’s Ark.  Show time is 7:00 p.m.  Tickets on sale at yumaaz.gov/events

 

February 10 - Zen Coloring

Main Library - for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

 De-stress and self-express with coloring! On Wednesday, February 10th, adults are invited to the Main Library for Zen Coloring at 11:00 a.m. Relax and enjoy coloring with supplies provided by the library. There is no charge to attend.  For more information, call (928) 782-1871.


February 11 - Baseball in Yuma-Part 2 (1950-present day)

Main Library - for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

 Batter up! Librarian Jim Patrick will present “Baseball in Yuma: The Ups and Downs of a Baseball Town” at Yuma County Libraries. There is no charge to attend. Learn about Yuma's minor league history and its role as a spring training site for the San Diego Padres, Tokyo Yakult Swallows, and other teams.

 

February 11 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Bob Boss & Bob Magnusson

 

February 12 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  Jason & Elle

 

February 11-12 - Golden Eagle Musicians Jamboree

Yuma Palms RV Resort

Over 150 musicians are booked for this two-day music festival.  Admission is only $5 per person per day and all proceeds will benefit the Yuma County Veterans Fund.  The music begins at 10 a.m. each day and jams on until 5 p.m.  For more information, call Jim or Mickey Kindle at 928-342-3800. 

 

February 12-13 - Mountain Shadows Artists Association Art Show

Foothills Library- for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

The 2016 judged art show will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day.  The public is invited to attend and meet the artists and view their art of many different mediums.   There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-210-4170 or visit www.mtnsaa.org

 

February 12-14 - Yuma Square & Round Dance Festival

Yuma Civic and Convention Center

Square and Round Dancers from Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, California, Texas, Washington and Canada will gather and dosey-do! For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

 

February 12-14 - 71st Annual Yuma Jaycee Silver Spur Rodeo

Yuma County Fairgrounds

PRCA-sanctioned rodeo draws top cowboys & cowgirls from the Turquoise Circuit & beyond.  For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443 or visit www.YumaRodeo.com

 

February 12-13- Cruising for the Cause

Main Street & Sam's Club Parking Lot

On Friday 12 February Downotown Yuma hosts a "Cruise In", with many of the local bars, restaurants, and shops participating as host locations where cool cars and bikes will be on display!  Raffles and other special will be held from 3:00-9:00 p.m.

On Saturday 13 February a Classic Car and Bike Show will be held at the Sam's Club parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Food, music, vendors, and much more to enjoy!  Come out to help support the cause.  All proceeds support the Johnny O Foundation.


February 13 - Public Train Rides

Prison Hill Road

Yuma Territory Live Steamers offers train rides to the public for their enjoyment, while preserving the history and importance of the railroad and all that it has contributed to the development of our country.  Safety and fun are our primary goals, so come out and enjoy a ride around our tracks while you learn about train signals and operation!

 

February 13 - Silver Spur Rodeo Parade

Historic North End

This annual rodeo celebration is a Yuma tradition, complete with vehicles, horses, clowns, dance groups, and bands.  For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443 or visit www.YumaRodeo.com

 

February 13 - Arranging Furniture for Maximum Style

Main Library- for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

Join us as we discuss suggestions for interior arrangements that can create extraordinary rooms, and ideas on how to create a practical layout with balance and focal points.  Beginning at 1 p.m., this event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

 

February 13 - Romantic Classics Concert

Historic Yuma Theatre

Yuma Orchestra Association proudly presents "Romantic Classics" performed live by the Civic Orchestra, the String Ambassador groups, and conducted by Janet Jones and Kathy Younker.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert begins at 7:00.  Tickets are on sale at the Yuma Art Center and Fretworks.  Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the concert.  For more information visit www.YumaOrchestra.org or call 928-246-6715.

 

February 13 - Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

The Palms RV Resort

“MJ in Concert” is a full production, based around moments of Michael Jackson’s life.  This show, with a live band, affirms that MJ was most definitely the King of Pop.  Tickets range from $19.95 to $22.95, and the show starts at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

 

Februaru 14 - Sweetheart Sunday

Yuma Indoor Marketplace

Join the Yuma Indoor Marketplace for Sweetheart Sunday.  Visit the customer service desk on Valentine's Day  and mention "Sweetheart Sunday" to receive a complimentary free gift for your sweetheart.

 

February 15 - Matador Sports Day

AWC

Arizona Western College athletic program will be offering up a sports camp buffet with the Matadors Sports Day. On President’s Day (Monday, February 15) kids of all ages can try out all the different sports offered at Arizona Western College.  The camp is structured so campers can spend a little bit of time playing each sport with a rotation allowing access to a wide variety of options. With football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, cheer, dance and soccer as the options, there is a little bit for everyone.  Plus, the Matador athletic staff and student-athletes are on hand to provide top-notch instruction. The camp only costs $25, and it runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Campers that are interested in the indoor sports need to make sure to bring tennis shoes. Those participating in the baseball/softball portion need to bring any of their necessary gear. 

To register, call 928-317-7666 or email accounts.receivable@azwestern.edu. Walk-up registration is also available on Monday, February 15th from 8:00-8:30 a.m. Concessions and lunch are available for purchase during and after the camp.

 

February 16 - Backyard Chickens

Main Library- for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

Janine Lane, Program Coordinator for the Yuma County Cooperative Extension, will present “Backyard Chickens” at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Learn how to raise and keep chickens in your own backyard! There is no charge to attend.  Upcoming topics in the Yuma Gardening Series include “Summerizing Your Garden” in March. Meet fellow gardening enthusiasts and learn how to make things grow in Arizona!  For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

 

February 16 – World Adventure Film Series

Yuma Civic Center

A presentation by the filmmaker Don Van Polen:  Sea to Sea in a Model T.  Tuesday, February 18th Don & Fran Van Polen takes us “Sea to Sea in a Model T.” The Van Polens have traveled the world filming, from the jungles of New Guinea to the streets of Jerusalem. Tonight they will take us across the United States in a 1926 Model T roadster named Rosie. We will travel from Puget Sound, Washington state, to the Eastern most town and lighthouse in Lubec Maine. Along the way, Don, in his unique and humorous way, will describe the countryside, landscapes, and the folks with interludes of music as well as the fascinating story of Henry Ford’s Old Car.  Show time is 7:00 p.m.  Tickets on sale at yumaaz.gov/events

 

February 17 - Cocopah History and Culture

Main Library- for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

Cocopah Museum Director Kathleen Bartosh will present “Cocopah History and Culture” at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Cocopah artifacts, crafts, and artwork will be displayed. There is no charge to attend.  The Cocopah (Kwapa), also known as the River People, have long lived along the lower Colorado River and delta. For centuries, the Cocopah people, described as generous and non-materialistic, have maintained their traditional and cultural beliefs through the various political environments and ever-changing landscapes.  For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

 

February 18 - Mammos & ManniCURES

Yuma Regional Medical Plaza

Grab your girlfriends for a fun evening of manicures, massages, and...mammograms?  YES!  For more information call 928-336-7005.

 

February 18 - Baseball in Yuma-Part 2 (1950-present day)

Foothills Library- for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

 
Batter up! In January and February 2016, librarian Jim Patrick will present “Baseball in Yuma: The Ups and Downs of a Baseball Town” at Yuma County Libraries. There is no charge to attend. Learn about Yuma's minor league history and its role as a spring training site for the San Diego Padres, Tokyo Yakult Swallows, and other teams.

 

February 18 - Ghost Trolley Tour

Sanguinetti House Museum

If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842. 

 

February 18 - The Oatmen Massacre, A Forensic Review (Part 1)

Sanguinetti House Museum

The story of Olive Oatmen and the ruthless massacre of her family will have you on the edge of your seat during this garden talk.  Author/Presenter Dan Rasp will tell Olive's turbulent tale that led to life as a captive with the Mohave Tribe and her eventual release.  Tickets are $10 each and reservations are required.  For more information call 928-782-1842. 


February 18 - Foothills Flute Jam

Foothills Libraryfor a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

Foothills Flute Jam for Fun will meet Thursday, February 18th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Foothills Library. Bring your own flute, or just enjoy the music! Instructor Daniel Wallace will demonstrate how to play Native American style (5 Hole), as well as Western American (6 Hole) style flute music. The group will also indulge in a free style jam! Beginner and advanced players welcome. There is no charge to attend.  For more information, please call (928) 342-1640.

 

February 18 - Dixieland and All That Jazz

Historic Yuma Theatre

The Dukes of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel and country with authentic New Orleans sounds.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

 

February 18 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Cibola High School and All-City jazz bands

 

February 19 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  The Yuma Jazz Company Quintet

 

February 19 - The Martins Gospel Concert

The Palms RV Resort

The Martins will be in Yuma, direct from the Bill Gaither Show.  They have performed all over the world and have won eight Dove awards and garnered a few Grammy nominations.  Tickets for the 3 p.m. show are $23.95 and tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $25.95.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

 

February 19-20 - Yuma Hamfest

Yuma County Fairgrounds

Come out for a variety of fun times!  Vendors, exhibitors, hourly door prizes, speakers, antenna clinic, tailgating and much more!  For more info, visit www.YumaHamfest.org or email info@yumahamfest.org.  

 

February 20 - Sons of Norway 14th Annual Scandinavian Festival

Yuma Civic Center

This year’s festival will feature lefse, abelskivers, Swedish waffles, coffee & cookies, a luncheon plate, Genealogy experts, music and dancing.  There will also be Scandinavian arts and crafts on display, being demonstrated and will be for sale by local and visiting artists.  For more information, call 928-373-5040. 

 

February 20 - Trip and Tour to Oatmen Massacre Site, A Forensic Review (Part 2)

Sanguinetti House Museum

 Ride along withteh Arizona Historical Society to the actual site of the Oatmen Massacre.  TOur Guide Dan Rasp will highlight historic points of interest along the way.  Please bring a bag lunch and chairs to dine on site.  Tickets are $15 each and reservations are required.  For more information call 928-782-1842. 

 

February 20 - Art in the Park

Gateway Park

The Yuma Fine Arts Association invites the public out to another great day of art in the park.  This event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-329-6616 or visit www.YumaFineArts.org/events

 

February 20 - Keeping the Dream Dinner, Dance and Auction

Yuma Catholic High School

This lovely fundraiser will be an evening under the stars. Tickets are $1,300 for a reserved table of ten or $150 each.  Tickets include drinks, dinner and dessert provided by local caterers.  For more info, call 928-317-7900. 

 

February 19 & 20 - 15th Annual Snowbird Jammers Jam

Mary Elizabeth Post Auditorium

This is to benefit for YRMC School Health Program.

For more info, call Lorne Tveit at 928-329-6236.

 

February 20 – Jaripeo / Charreada

Yuma Swap Meet

Come enjoy a day of music, watch bull and trick roping, dancing horses and more!  Contact Yuma Swap Meet for more info at (928) 726-4655.

 

February 21 - Yuma Masonic Lodge Annual Barbecue

Yuma Civic Center

More info to come!  928.503.4356

 

February 20 - Hank Days Celebration Car Show & BBQ

12436 S. Foothills Boulevard

Join us in our celebration of the Yuma Foothills Community Spirit.  This annual event, hosted by the Yuma Foothills Rotary Club, will begin with a parade down Foothills Boulevard at 10:00 a.m. and end with a BBQ and Car show from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Cost is $10 per person and the proceeds benefit various charities and community projects.  For more information, call 928-305-5085. 

 

February 24-25 - Southwest Agriculture Summit

This is a farming industry conference.  For more info, call 928-783-9355 or go to www.swagsummit.com

 

February 25 - Baseball in Yuma-Part 2 (1950-present day)

Heritage Library- for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

 
Batter up! In January and February 2016, librarian Jim Patrick will present “Baseball in Yuma: The Ups and Downs of a Baseball Town” at Yuma County Libraries. There is no charge to attend. Learn about Yuma's minor league history and its role as a spring training site for the San Diego Padres, Tokyo Yakult Swallows, and other teams.

 

February 25 - Harvest Dinner

Proceeds from this gala celebration of Yuma agriculture community help fund local Agriculture scholarships.  For more info, call 928-376-0100 or go to www.LettuceDays.com/HarvestDinner

 

February 25 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Danny Green Trio

 

February 26 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  The Yuma Jazz Company Trio

 

February 25-27 - 36th Annual Yuma Art Symposium

Yuma Art Center/Historic North End

This total-immersion art event includes exhibitions, events, demonstrations and performances by nationally and internationally recognized and emerging artists in metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, painting, and sculpture. For more info, call 928-782-1934 or go to www.YumaSymposium.org.   

 

February 27 - Patriot Festival

The 2016 Patriot Festival is free and open to the public.  Featured events will include the “Military Battle Challenge” obstacle course, military aircraft and vehicle displays, live loal bands, a kids area, food vendors, and much more.  A paid evening concert will feature musical performances by Maddie & Tae, and David Nail. 

 

February 27-28 - Yuma Lettuce Days Festival

University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center

Go “down on the farm” on the UA research farm (6425 W. 8th St.) with live cooking demonstrations and contests, product samples, farm and equipment displays, fun for kids, music, entertainment and lots of food and drink. For more info, go to www.YumaLettuceDays.com.  

 

February 28 - Celtic Concert

Historic Yuma Theatre 

 KAWC, Yuma’s Public Radio station, is bringing the Celtic group Teada (tay’ dah), a leading exponent of Irish music on the world music stage, to the Historic Yuma Theater at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 28.  Teada is a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Australia.  The performance in Yuma, however, will be particularly special – it is the start of their “Re-awakening Tour”, a celebration of 100 years of Irish freedom.

Tickets for the event are $25, and are available at the Yuma Art Center, 254 S Main Street, and online at www.yumashowtickets.com.

 

 

March


 

Yuma 50 Fundraising Gala

More info to come!

 

March 1 - Flash Cadillac

Historic Yuma Theatre

This will be a virtual encyclopedia of rock’s early years.  Anyone who laments the passing of rock ‘n roll should shake, rattle and bop down to see Flash Cadillac ripping it up.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

 

March 3 - Historic Downtown Trolley Tour

Sanguinetti House Museum

Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley and relax while our tour guide points out the sites from yesteryears.  Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels and booming businesses that once lines Main Street.  This two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842. 

 

March 3 - Thursday at the Theatre

Historic Yuma Theatre

AWC Foundation presents:  Glassland.  Admission $5.00 ($2.50 for AWC/NAU students with ID)  Brought to you by the AWC Foundation, sponsored by KAWC Colorado River Public Media, AWC/NAU Academic Library, and the Yuma Art Center.

 

March 3 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton

 

March 4 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  The Yuma Jazz Company Quintet

 

March 3-6 - 24th Annual Midnight at the Oasis

Desert Sun Stadium

One of the West’s premier classic car and nostalgia festivals, Midnight at the Oasis features 3 days of music, family fun and over 1,000 of the coolest cars on display.  There will be a “cruise-in” to kick things off on Friday and then live concerts Friday and Saturday evenings.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or visit www.MidnightAtTheOasis.net.   

 

March 4-6 - 10th Annual ARTrail

Yuma Art Center

The public is invited to meet over 30 members of the Mountain Shadows Artists Association and visit over 17 studios to visit and learn about the processes involved in a variety of artistic mediums.  The studio tour is free and self-guided with a map that can be found at the Yuma Art Center.  The tour is open at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  For more info, call 928-210-4170 or visit www.mtnsaa.org

 

March 5 - Family Fitness Fest

 West Wetlands Park

Join City of Yuma Parks and Recreation, and Yuma Regional Medical Center as we exercise our way to a happier, healthier lifestyle.  Lots of fun activiites are sure to keep the  heart pumping and the calories burning as you learn different ways to stay fit.  For more information call 928-373-5200.

 

March 5 - Accessorize a Flat Screen TV Wall

Main Library- for a full listing of events hosted by Yuma County Libraries, please visit http://yumalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx 

The big, black screen on your wall can not be ignored.  We will discuss fun ideas and projects you can do to beautify that wall in your home.  Beginning at 1 p.m., this event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

 

March 5-6 –Kids Day

Yuma Swap Meet

Come enjoying live music, free jump house and slides, face painting, karate demo classes and more!  Contact Yuma Swap Meet for more info at (928) 726-4655.

 

March 8 – World Adventure Film Series

Yuma Civic Center

A presentation by the filmmaker Chuck Liddell:  Wings Across the Channel.  It’s a story that takes us from the silent movie era through the Golden Age of seaplanes, through the war years: A story as seen through the eyes of aviation; from Glenn Martin’s first flight in 1912, to the Silent Film stars winging out to the island where PBYs shared the summer skies with wheeling seagulls and lazy lines of pelicans. It’s a story of a most remarkable seaplane the, “Mother Goose,” the plane that refused to die.  Show time is 7:00 p.m.  Tickets on sale at yumaaz.gov/events

 

March 10 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Yuma Jazz Company’s Latin Jazz Eruption!

 

March 11 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  Jason & Elle

 

March 11 - Tribute to Elvis Concert

Yuma Civic and Convention Center

As a fundraiser for C.A.S.A., Scot Bruce is returning to Yuma.  He is internationally known as the greatest Elvis since Elvis, and his amazing resemblance and ability to sing and play like the King has entertained audiences around the globe.  C.A.S.A. provides toys, clothing and personal care items for children in need.  All proceeds from this concert will go to support C.A.S.A. in their efforts to help local kids.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5040. 

 

March 11 - O Canada! Tribute Concert

The Palms RV Resort

Four famous Canadian artists will be showcased with this one great concert.  The music of Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Paul Anka and Shania Twain will be performed live at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $19.95.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

 

March 12 - Yuma Area Art Educators Association Art Auction

Yuma Art Center

All are welcome to this fine art display and auction.  The viewing begins at 5 p.m. and the auction begins promptly at 6 p.m.  For more info, call 928-580-7417. 

 

March 14 - Yuma Comic Con

More details to come! 

 

March 13 - Mark Preston Dessert Concert

The Palms RV Resort

This will be a night of great music and fine desserts.  Mark Preston will be coming to Yuma direct from Las Vegas.  He has performed around the world and has been called “one of the finest entertainers in show business.”  Tickets are $19.95 and the show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

 

March 15 – World Adventure Film Series

Yuma Civic Center

A presentation by the filmmaker Rick Howard:  The Real World of New Zealand.  Howard grew up in a world of surfing, scuba diving and sailing, but soon found himself filming the far corners of the world. Tonight it’s “The most beautiful place on earth,” New Zealand. We will see both North and South Islands, meet the native Maori, climb a glacier, ride a jet boat, go diving, paragliding and climb aboard an ultralite for a spectacular flight on the North Island.  Show time is 7:00 p.m.  Tickets on sale at yumaaz.gov/events

 

March 16 - The Four Freshman

Historic Yuma Theatre

As early as 1948, the Four Freshman inspired vocal groups including Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, and Manhattan Transfer.  The new line-up continues to influence into the 21st Century.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202.

 

March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Celebration and Gates Riot reenactment

Yuma Territorial Prison

It’s a riotous occasion! Enjoy a happy hour style celebration at the Prison with a special re-enactment of the Gates Riot. Food vendors and cash bars will be available. Festivities are from 5 p.m-8p.m. and cost is $10 per person. For more information call 928-328-8721.

 

March 17 - Ghost Trolley Tour

Sanguinetti House Museum

If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842. 

 

March 17 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Pete Pancrazi Quartet

 

March 18 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  Pete Pancrazi

 

March 18-19 - Pasquinelli Shamrock Open

Yuma Golf and Country Club

This two-day event kicks off with a Par 3 alternating shot format on Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start for an 18-hole scramble.  All players receive a Tournament shirt, hat and great food on both days.  This event is limited to only 28 teams.  For Registration or Sponsorship info, call 928-317-7900. 

 

March 19 - Yuma County Founders Day

Sanguinetti House Museum

This is the day when Madison Avenue in historic downtown Yuma comes alive with history and festivals to celebrate Yuma’s bold leaders who dared to dream.  The Founders Day street fair will overflow with sights, sounds and stories of Yuma County’s early years and founding pioneers.  This event will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-1841 or visit www.ArizonaHistoricalSociety.org/Yuma

 

March 19 - Dedication of “History of California”

Museum of History in Granite

The community is invited to the dedication of the granite “History of California” monument.  This celebration will include the USMC Color Guard, parachutists as well as participation from United States and foreign dignitaries.  For more info, email johnrenison@co.imperial.ca.us

 

March 19 - HSOY Critter Country

More info to come!

 

March 19 - Restless Heart Concert

The Palms RV Resort

The Restless Heart Band will be in Yuma and performing live.  They have been producing great msuic since the 80s and will perform their best songs.  Tickets are $27.95 for the 3 p.m. show and $29.95 for the 7 p.m. show.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

 

March 24 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  High Society Jazz Band

 

March 25 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  The Yuma Jazz Company Quintet

 

March 26 - 5th Annual Music on Main

Historic Downtown Yuma

This annual event features free entertainment, local vendors, food booths and lots of family fun.  This event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028. 

 

March 29 - April 3 - Yuma County Fair

Yuma County Fairgrounds

For more info, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.YumaFair.com.  

 

 

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March 29 – April 3 - Yuma County Fair

Yuma County Fairgrounds

For more info, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.YumaFair.com

 

April 7 - Historic Downtown Trolley Tour

Sanguinetti House Museum

Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley and relax while our tour guide points out the sites from yesteryears. Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels and booming businesses that once lines Main Street.  This two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842. 

 

April 7 - Thursday at the Theatre

Historic Yuma Theatre

AWC Foundation presents:  Wonderous Bodcaccio.  Admission $5.00 ($2.50 for AWC/NAU students with ID)  Brought to you by the AWC Foundation, sponsored by KAWC Colorado River Public Media, AWC/NAU Academic Library, and the Yuma Art Center.

 

April 7 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Gila Ridge and Yuma HS Jazz Bands

 

April 8 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  The Yuma Jazz Company Quintet

 

April 9 - 6th Annual Tunes & Tacos Festival

Yuma Civic and Convention Center

The Taco Festival brings people from all over the southwest together as they enjoy activities, contests, live entertainment, food and refreshments.  Festival goers are invited to feast on tacos as Yuma’s finest taco vendors compete for the title of Yuma’s Taco King and Yuma’s Salsa Queen.  There will be plenty of beverages, a live concert and a large kids’ area.  For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

 

April 14 - Ghost Trolley Tour

Sanguinetti House Museum

If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842. 

 

April 14 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Jason & Elle

 

April 15 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  The Yuma Jazz Company Quintet

 

April 15-17 – Prison Hill Motorcycle Run

Yuma County Fairgrounds

For 54 years, this event has worked to address the needs of children. This event is open to all motorcycles, but you don’t have to ride one to support the event.  For more info, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.yumaprisonrun.info

 

April 15 - Foundation of YRMC Golf Tournament

Desert Hills

Spring golf event to benefit Foundation programs.  For more information call 928-336-2445.

 

April 16 – ARTbeat

Historic Downtown

This is the biggest outdoor, juried art show in Yuma, and features local and regional artists working on a variety of media. For more info, call 928-373-5202.

 

April 21 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  AWC Jazz Band and Yuma Jazz Company Trio

 

April 22 - Jazz Nights

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Julieanna’s Patio embraces you with an inviting, upscale/casual atmosphere – bold colors, twinkling lights, exotic birds, and of course, the intoxicating Yuma evening.  A unique, fresh experience any day of the week, Jazz Nights offer something special by adding the artistic touch of exceptional, intimate, live music.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Call ahead at 928-317-1961 for a table near the music.  Featured artist:  Pete Pancrazi

 

April 23 - Baby Shower and Kids Expo

Yuma Civic and Convention Center

For more info, call 928-344-4980. 

 

April 23 - Relay for Life

Yuma Civic Center

The Relay for Life of Yuma is an incredible and inspiring opportunity for people to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what people can do to reduce the risk of cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.

 

April 7 - Village Jazz Series

Yuma Palms Regional Center Village Area, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Village Jazz Series is back for its 10th season in the Village Area of the Yuma Palms Regional center.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Attendees of this free event are encouraged to bring their own seating and blankets.  Featured artist:  Yuma Jazz Company and Friends

 

April 30 - Fort Yuma Rotary’s 3rd Annual Penitentiary Pint Fest

Yuma Territorial Prison

Come and enjoy samples of many great craft brews from all over the southwest and enjoy live entertainment!


 

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May 5  - Thursday at the Theatre

Historic Yuma Theatre

AWC Foundation presents:  Theeb.  Admission $5.00 ($2.50 for AWC/NAU students with ID)  Brought to you by the AWC Foundation, sponsored by KAWC Colorado River Public Media, AWC/NAU Academic Library, and the Yuma Art Center.

 

May 6 - Cinco de Mayo Mas Uno

Historic Down Town

This local block party begins at 6p.m. and ends at 11p.m. For more info, call 928-373-5028.

 

May 7 - Cow Patty Bingo

Yuma Catholic High School

This fun, casual barbeque and bingo event is to raise funds to support tuition assistance for families in need.  The buy in is $1,000 per square and only 100 tickets will be sold for a 1 in 100 chance of winning $25,000.  A live cow determines the winner, based on where his cow patty lands!  Tickets can be bought by a single buyer or by a team of buyers.  All buyers are invited to the barbeque fun, as it is included in the ticket cost.  This is an adult-only event.  For more info, call 928-317-7900.  

 

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